New to the Kitchen? Memorize These Basic Cooking Terms

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When you’re about to make a new dish, it helps to know exactly how to interpret each term in the recipe. More than just abbreviations like "tsp." or "oz.," recipes often include phrases like "blanch," "caramelize," and "pickle," making it a little more challenging to know if you're making it correctly. Here are four kitchen […]

How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

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You really never know how a meal is prepared when you’re eating out, and even the healthiest seeming salad can be packed with fattening cheeses, heavy oils, and excessive amounts of sodium. Instead of boycotting restaurants, use these smart tips for eating healthy while eating out. Know the lingo. When navigating the menu, recognize that […]

Eating Gluten-Free? Avoid These Surprising Sources of Gluten!

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Giving up gluten is becoming an increasingly popular diet trend. It's said to offer health benefits ranging from stomach pain relief and increased energy to lessened joint pain. Here are some surprising foods that contain gluten. Pickles. While many people think of bread-like foods when they think of gluten, pickles are just one surprising source […]

Stumped by Cooking Conversions? Bookmark These 3 Websites!

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Using precise measurements is very important when cooking or baking, but that can be difficult to do when a recipe uses the Metric system or a tool using a unit of measurement that you don’t have on hand. Bookmark these cooking measurement equivalent websites to use during your next kitchen endeavor. Info Please This simple, […]

Check Out These Fun Facts About Flax Seeds

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Flax seeds have been buzzed about quite a bit lately among healthy eating communities, but most people don’t know much about these tiny superfoods. Here are a few interesting facts about flax seeds—and why you should add them to your diet. Flax seeds are full of beneficial nutrients. They're positively loaded with a laundry list […]

A Brief Guide to the Fruit Food Group

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You know the common ones: apples, bananas, oranges and a few others. But what else qualifies as a fruit? There are a few things about the fruit group that might surprise you! Here are a few interesting facts about fruits from the USDA's Choose My Plate site: All forms of fruit count as a serving. […]

The Facts About MSG

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We've probably all heard something about MSG, but do you really know what it is? Is it safe for us to eat? There are labels that proudly boast no MSG but is that necessary? Here are some facts about MSG from the Food and Drug Administration: MSG stands for monosodium glutamate. It is the salt […]

Bird Is The Word: Five Quick Chicken Dinners

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Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins available to the home cook, and it can be prepared in so many different, delectable ways. In this article, we’ll share five of our favorite recipes that come out of the kitchen in a hurry without skimping on flavor. Stuff a chicken breast with onions caramelized in […]

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